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Rice Production and Processing in Ogun State, Nigeria: Qualitative Insights from Farmers’ Association

Osabuohien, E. S. C. and Okorie, Uchechukwu Emenas and Osabohien, Romanus (2018) Rice Production and Processing in Ogun State, Nigeria: Qualitative Insights from Farmers’ Association. In: Food Systems Sustainability and Environmental Policies in Modern Economics. IGI Global..

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This study examined the importance of indigenous institutional arrangements in rice production and processing activities in Ogun State, Nigeria through the use of Key Informant Interviews (KIIs). Analyses from the study showed that agricultural financing constitutes the greatest challenge that affects rice production and processing. Other findings from the discourse revealed that in some rice producing areas where there is the existence of rice farmers’ clusters; there is access to modern rice processing machines such as winnowers, threshers and destoners. The operations of Rice Growers Association of Nigerian-RGAN in Ogun State are coordinated by the executive committee, which constitute the indigenous institutional arrangement. This study recommends that sincere and concerted efforts on the part of the government in implementing the goals of Agricultural Transformation Agenda be made to engender the welfare of rice farmers through the development of the rice value chain. The need for actively involving the rice farmers through the RGAN is also germane. The opportunities identified in the study include: the having ‘pool of land’ RGAN that enables the rice farmers to form clusters and increase production; creating platform through which the rice growers could leverage upon to facilitate access to inputs and technical support; gaining of visibility and market access to enhance returns on their farming endeavours.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Agricultural transformation; Indigenous institutions; Key informant interview; Land acquisitions; Land investments; Rice production; Rice processing; Rice growers association; Value chain.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2018 09:56
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2018 09:56

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